One of the main problems with the current proposed slate is that there are three standing up Board classes, which is arguably one too many. If Boards occupy 30% of the events, it is not representative of sailing as a sport globally. Additionally as the Board events all head towards foiling classes they start to look very similar. The submissions offer lots of choices and opportunities for both men and women to stand up on foiling boards and compete at the Olympics but within an allocation of two events and not three.
Submissions 01 and 02 propose replacing the Mixed Kite with the Finn, but that does not represent an attack on the Kite event as submissions 03, 04, 05 and 06 then propose reintroducing it.
The Submissions make no mention of the Mixed Keelboat. The event has support within the World Sailing Council and the submissions do not bring us into conflict with that.
That brings us on to Submissions 07 and 08. Depending on what happens with 01 to 06, Council has the opportunity to change the Mixed Two Person Dinghy event to a Women's event to correct any gender imbalance created by previous submissions. Council is being given a choice with suggestions of either a Women's Two Person Dinghy or a Lightweight Women's One Person Dinghy.